Overview: Ethan Truman has been given a major puzzle to figure out. After all, he is well suited to puzzles. Ethan is a former homicide detective. A chief-of-security gig shouldn’t require this kind of puzzle-solving, even if his employer is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood. Who sent Channing Manheim such weird gift boxes? Is there any special meaning to the contents? And why is Ethan having such odd premonitions?
Story Telling: This book might have taken place during the Christmas season, but it’s spooky.
Likes: Ethan and Hannah held some of the strongest love that I have seen in novels. And the best part is that Ethan wasn’t belittled for his devotion.
Hazard Yancy is, I guess, Mr. Koontz’s version of Harry Bosch. He’s bigger an has the same mission-orientation thinking, though he does seem to be a bigger lead-magnet.
Fric is a pretty mellow child. He is also lucky enough to have Mrs. McBee and Ethan around.
Dunny made a hard decision, but with the right heart.
Dislikes: Corky is the biggest educated idiot that I have ever run across. No dummy, the individual doesn’t decide what words mean. There has to be some order, or else nobody will be happy. Not even the anarchists. In my experience, anarchists want to be free from the law, but others have to live under it.
Manheim, AKA: Ghost Dad, couldn’t see past himself. He even denied his son the magic of Christmas, because Manheim knew that he wasn’t the best father. Speaking of Fric’s family, his mother wasn’t any better. Some might even say that she was worse.
Favorite Character: Maxwell Dalton had such a strong sense of willpower. The coolest thing is that Corky never knew that he had lost.
Favorite Quote: ““He’s a good man,” Rachel said, as he expected she would. “And like all good people in a dark world, of course he has enemies.””
Favorite Scene: There were a couple of real good scenes. One is when Hazard is considering the idea that his Granny Rose knows what she’s talking about. The other is when Maxwell Dalton is found. The last is when Ethan gets fifty-six messages from the other side.
Conclusion: This whole story seems to have come from Jesus’ explanation of the greatest love mankind is capable of. it’s a terrific book. Enjoy it.